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Strolling down the main street of St. Petersburg – Nevsky Prospekt, you’re bound to come across the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, a.k.a. Kazan Cathedral. It’s constructed in the beginning of the 19th century based on the design of the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome. After the war of 1812, the church became a monument to Russian victory. Captured enemy banners were put in the cathedral and the famous Russian field Marshal from the war was buried inside the church.

Address: 2 pl. Kazanskaya, St. Petersburg
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am – 8pm; services weekdays 10am and 6pm, weekends 7am – 10am and 6pm
Direction: Metro Line 2 to Nevskiy Prospekt Station
Phone: +7 812 314 58 56
Website: kazansky-spb.ru

Photo credit: Kwong Yee Cheng (Flickr CC), Ivan Smelov, Max A. Khlopov